Bullets were fired through the windows of a house and a vehicle in a street in Aylesbury last night.
At around 10.15pm the Mill Way occupants discovered that both a downstairs window to the property and the windscreen of their car, which was parked outside, had been damaged and had what appeared to be bullet hole damage.
Investigating officer Det Insp Mark Baxter, said: “While this was extremely worrying for the occupants an incident like this is very rare .
“We are still trying to establish a motive and one of our lines of enquiry is that this may be a case of mistaken identity.
“I understand the community will be worried about this incident. I can reassure residents that we are conducting a thorough investigation.
“Because of the investigation residents will see an increased police presence in the area while we carry out vital enquiries. If you have any concerns please speak to a police officer at the scene.
“I would appeal to anyone who saw or heard anything unusual on Mill Way around 10.15pm last night to come forward. The easiest way to make contact with police is to call us on 101 and quote URN 174 26/05/16.”
If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.